U.S. Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production

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U.S. Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production

U.S. Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production*
Year Hog Slaughter (1,000 head) Pork Production (million lbs.) Cattle Slaughter (1,000 head) Beef Production (million lbs.) Chicken Slaughter (million head) Chicken Production (million lbs.) Turkey Slaughter (million head) Turkey Production (million lbs.)
1950 69,543 17,901 9,248
1951 76,061 16,376 8,549
1952 77,690 17,856 9,337
1953 66,913 23,606 12,055
1954 64,827 25,017 12,601
1955 74,216 13,477 25,723 13,213
1956 78,513 13,805 26,862 14,090
1957 72,595 12,822 26,232 13,852
1958 70,965 12,674 23,555 12,983
1959 81,582 14,540 22,931 13,233
1960 79,036 13,905 25,224 14,374 1,534 3,699 71 948
1961 77,335 13,647 25,635 14,930 1,726 4,287 93 1,256
1962 79,334 13,953 26,083 14,931 1,763 4,361 79 1,097
1963 83,324 14,492 27,232 16,049 1,835 4,607 82 1,164
1964 83,019 14,597 30,818 18,037 1,915 4,810 88 1,253
1965 73,784 12,782 32,347 18,325 2,058 5,194 93 1,330
1966 74,011 12,797 33,727 19,493 2,236 5,604 103 1,478
1967 82,124 14,130 33,869 19,991 2,319 5,876 114 1,665
1968 85,160 14,516 35,026 20,664 2,336 5,939 97 1,456
1969 83,839 14,244 35,237 20,960 2,516 6,484 95 1,433
1970 85,817 14,699 35,025 21,505 2,770 7,161 106 1,567
1971 94,438 16,006 35,585 21,733 2,779 7,281 112 1,642
1972 84,707 14,422 35,779 22,250 2,936 7,823 121 1,797
1973 76,795 13,223 33,687 21,089 2,908 7,786 123 1,788
1974 81,762 14,331 36,812 22,843 2,900 7,917 127 1,836
1975 68,687 11,779 40,911 23,672 2,922 7,966 119 1,716
1976 73,784 12,688 42,654 25,667 3,253 8,987 134 1,950
1977 77,303 13,248 41,856 24,986 3,334 9,227 128 1,892
1978 77,315 13,393 39,552 24,009 3,516 9,883 132 1,983
1979 89,099 15,451 33,678 21,262 3,843 10,916 146 2,182
1980 96,074 16,617 33,807 21,469 3,929 11,272 159 2,332
1981 91,575 15,873 34,953 22,214 4,076 11,906 166 2,509
1982 82,190 14,229 35,843 22,366 4,068 12,039 160 2,459
1983 87,584 15,199 36,649 23,060 4,133 12,389 165 2,563
1984 85,168 14,812 37,582 23,418 4,272 12,999 166 2,574
1985 84,492 14,807 36,293 23,557 4,439 13,569 175 2,800
1986 79,598 14,063 37,288 24,213 4,643 14,266 197 3,133
1987 81,081 14,374 35,647 23,405 4,972 15,502 231 3,717
1988 87,795 15,684 35,079 23,424 5,159 16,124 237 3,923
1989 88,691 15,813 33,917 22,974 5,499 17,334 252 4,175
1990 85,135 15,354 33,243 22,634 5,841 18,555 271 4,561
1991 88,169 15,999 32,689 22,800 6,140 19,728 277 4,652
1992 94,889 17,234 32,874 22,968 6,425 21,052 281 4,829
1993 93,068 17,088 33,324 22,942 6,681 22,178 276 4,848
1994 95,697 17,696 34,196 24,278 7,072 23,846 279 4,992
1995 96,326 17,849 35,639 25,115 7,371 25,021 281 5,129
1996 92,394 17,117 36,584 25,419 7,546 26,336 293 5,466
1997 91,960 17,274 36,318 25,384 7,736 27,271 290 5,478
1998 101,029 19,010 35,465 25,653 7,838 27,863 273 5,281
1999 101,544 19,308 36,150 26,386 8,112 29,741 265 5,297
2000 97,976 18,952 35,631 26,777 8,261 30,495 268 5,402
2001 97,962 19,160 34,771 26,107 8,406 31,266 269 5,562
2002 99,927 19,682 35,000 27,000 8,546 32,240 271 5,713
2003 100,931 19,966 34,907 26,238 8,537 32,749 268 5,650
2004 103,463 20,529 32,728 24,548 8,752 34,063 254 5,454
2005 103,582 20,704 32,388 24,683 8,854 35,365 248 5,504
2006 104,737 21,074 33,698 26,152 8,838 35,500 255 5,682
2007 109,172 21,963 34,264 26,421 8,903 36,159 265 5,951
2008 116,452 23,367 34,365 26,561 8,921 36,906 271 6,247
2009 113,618 23,020 33,338 25,965 8,520 35,510 246 5,663
2010 110,260 22,456 34,249 26,304 8,649 36,910 243 5,644
2011 110,860 22,778 34,087 26,195 8,538 37,202 247 5,791
2012 113,163 23,273 32,951 25,913 8,429 37,039 250 5,967
2013 112,077 23,206 32,462 25,720 8,504 37,830 239 5,805
2014 106,876 22,863 30,170 24,252 8,522 38,550 237 5,756
2015 115,425 24,521 28,752 23,698 8,688 40,048 232 5,627
Source: USDA, Red Meat Yearbook and Poultry Yearbook, 2008; Livestock Slaughter and Poultry Slaughter, 2009-2016.
*Pork and beef production are carcass weight. Chicken and turkey production are ready-to-cook weight.
Updated: 6.27.16

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